A distinctive case of primary biliary lymphoma occurring in the cystic duct causing extrinsic compression of the porta hepatis in a 48-year-old woman is presented. Imaging studies revealed stricture of the common hepatic duct with a 2.5-cm nonhomogeneous mass at the porta hepatis, mimicking a Klatskin tumor. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a mass in the gallbladder neck with extension into the cystic duct akin to Mirizzi's syndrome. A soft, tan-yellow 1.0-cm mass was removed from the cystic duct, and infiltrating atypical lymphocytic nodules were identified with a final diagnosis of an anaplastic variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 2007|
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